Rep. Austin Scott at a House Agriculture Committee subcomittee hearing on the farm bill House Agriculture Committee
Rep. Austin Scott, chairman of the subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, holds a farm bill hearing on March 9.

House Ag Commitee continues setting stage for next farm bill

Thursday hearings focus on energy and rural development titles and specialty crop funding.

The House Agriculture Committee continued its examination of needs for the future farm bill with two hearings held Thursday on energy and rural development programs and specialty crops.

Witnesses at the morning hearing touted the benefits of the various Energy Title programs in the development of biofuels and biobased products and urged the committee to continue them in the next farm bill. The hearing also covered Rural Development programs that provide electricity, water and bro

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